Sausage and Cheese Calzone

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Featuring a made-from-scratch dough stuffed with delicious sausage and cheese, this Sausage and Cheese Calzone is a delicious dinner sure to please.

This recipe is sponsored by Jimmy Dean. All opinions expressed are my own.

We know that anything pizza-related is delicious, but what about calzones? They are even better than we thought. This is the dinner our kids beg us to make over and over again. It’s warm, filling, and delicious. Bring out your inner Italian and let’s get cooking! Appetizer!

What is the difference between stromboli and calzone?

Both stromboli and calzone are turnovers filled with meat and cheese. A stromboli is made from a rectangular piece of dough that is topped with fillings. It is then rolled into a log shape and baked. A pie is made from a round piece of dough with the filling placed in the center. It is then folded into a semicircle and baked.

What does calzone mean?

Calzone is an Italian word that refers to a folded pizza. Calzone originated in the Naples region of Italy.

What kind of sausage should I use in this recipe?

This recipe calls for fresh sausage, which needs to be cooked. We recommend the Jimmy Dean Premium Pork Sausage. They’re available in several different flavors, so you can choose from plain, hot, sage, or maple to add a unique twist to your recipes. We personally prefer plain or hot in this recipe.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Yes! This recipe calls for shredded mozzarella cheese, but you can adjust and customize this recipe to your own personal taste preferences. Shredded provolone, fresh mozzarella, gouda or even cheddar are all good choices. The important thing to remember is that you only need one cheese that melts well.

Aerial view of Calzones on a baking sheet.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Calzones are best eaten fresh. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in oven preheated to 350°F until heated through.

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Calzone cut in half and placed on a wooden countertop.

Featuring a made-from-scratch dough stuffed with delicious sausage and cheese, this Sausage and Cheese Calzone is a delicious dinner sure to please.

Preparation time 1 Hour 20 minute

cooking time 20 minute

total time 1 Hour 40 minute

raw material


  • 1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/3 cup warm water About 105 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour


  • 1 pound Ground Pork Sausage
  • 1 red bell pepper Seed and Dice
  • 1 Green pepper Seed and Dice
  • 8 ounce mushroom slice
  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast, brown sugar, salt, water, olive oil, and flour. Knead on low until the dough starts to come together. Continue kneading until the dough forms a nice, soft ball of dough and the sides of the bowl come out clean.

  • Place in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 1 hour, until doubled in volume.

  • Meanwhile, make the filling. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook 5 minutes. Break up the sausage with a spatula. After 5 minutes, add the bell peppers and mushrooms. Continue sautéing until the vegetables are crisp and the sausage is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  • Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Roll into a 12-inch diameter circle. Spoon sausage mixture onto half of dough, leaving a 1-inch edge. Top each patty with 1/2 cup cheese. Fold dough over filling and seal edges.

  • Transfer the filled pie to a lightly greased baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, cut three slits in the top of each pie to allow steam to escape.

  • Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bread is golden brown. Serve hot.

Calories: 358kcal | carbohydrate: 9G | protein: 19G | fat: 27G | Saturated fat: 10G | cholesterol: 64mg | sodium: 1122mg | Potassium: 417mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 6G | Vitamin A: 1440unit | Vitamin C: 63.1mg | calcium: 288mg | iron: 1.1mg